Advanced Applications of Heavy Vehicle EDR Data
This class will provide the student with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to interpret, analyze and apply Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorder (HVEDR) data in real world applications. This course has been designed to build on the concepts presented in the SAE course Accessing and Interpreting Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorders (ID# C1022). Advanced topics will include associating HVEDR data with collision events through timestamps, odometer logs, and data signatures, validating HVEDR speed data using speciﬁed vehicle parameters, performing time and distance analyses using HVEDR data, and correlating HVEDR data to physical evidence from the vehicle and roadway. These higher-level techniques and applications are intended to increase student understanding of applying HVEDR data to a crash reconstruction analysis.
This course has been approved by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) for 13 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Upon completion of this seminar, accredited reconstructionists should mail a copy of their course certificate and the $5 student CEU fee to ACTAR, PO Box 1493, North Platte, NE 69103
Please note, attendees are required to bring a laptop to this seminar to utilize the electronic handout materials. A hardcopy will not be provided at the class.
What Will You Learn
- Associate HVEDR information to real world crashes based on vehicle conﬁgurations, parameters, and incident speciﬁc data using timestamps, odometers, logs, and physical evidence
- Evaluate and compare multiple data sets from diﬀerent vehicle systems (either OEM or aftermarket)
- Establish area of impact and vehicle approach considerations based on HVEDR data and scene measurements from real world examples
- Calculate speed, time and distance based on HVEDR data in combination with the available physical evidence
- Employ advanced analytical techniques for HVEDR information based on peer reviewed research and SAE technical publications
- Document and present HVEDR investigative ﬁndings for use in criminal or civil proceedings